2-year-old boy dies after fall from balcony

Gail Chai

A two-year-old boy fell from a condominium in Upper Bukit Timah.

According to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), they were alerted to the case at 5:30pm on Friday and arrived at the location with one ambulance within seven minutes.

The toddler fell from a fourth-floor unit at 71 Hume Avenue, Hillview Green Condominium and was said to have been at home with his family’s domestic worker when the incident happened.

According to The Sunday Times, the domestic worker has since been taken in for questioning.

The same paper also reported that security guards found the boy lying on the ground and alerted the police.

The toddler was still alive when the SCDF sent him to the National University Hospital, but he died of head wounds later. The boy’s parents identified their son’s body at the morgue Saturday morning.

The family’s neighbours told Lianhe Wanbao that the toddler’s fall from the unit’s balcony baffled them because the balcony wall was quite high.

The police have classified the boy’s death as unnatural and are still investigating.